FWD: Important Public Service Announcement
This is scary.
This is something that happened to us on the way back from vacation
At first I didn't think much of it until now.
The reason we were a little suspicious is we had been riding in a jeep
all day with 100 degree temps and we stopped at a truck stop for
something to drink.
When I was leaving, a young girl followed me out and asked what kind of
cologne I was wearing.
Well, after 7 hours in the car sweating, I don't think you could tell
if I was or was not wearing any cologne.
We just got in the jeep and said no thanks.
Then it was about 3 weeks ago, I was at a service station in Birmingham
It was about 9:30 pm.
I was approached by 2 men and 2 women in a car.
The man that was driving asked me 'What kind of perfume do you wear?'
I was a bit confused and I asked him 'Why?'
He said, 'We are selling some name brand perfumes, at cheap prices.'
I said I had no money.
He then reached out of the car and handed me paper that was laminat ed;
had many perfumes on it.
I looked quickly at it and gave it back.
I said, have no money.
He said it is OK; we take check, cash, or credit cards.
Then the people in the car began to laugh.
I just got in my car and said no thanks.
Then I received this e-mail yesterday and it sent chills up my spine.
Please read this.
It is no joke.
Here is the e-mail I was sent:
I know not all of you are women that I am sending this to, but am
hoping you will share this with your wives, daughters, mothers,
Our world seems to be getting crazier by the day; Pipe bombs in
mailboxes and psychos in parking lots with perfume. Be careful. I was
yesterday afternoon around 5:30 PM in the Wal-Mart parking lot by two
males asking what kind of perfume I was wearing.
Then they asked if I'd like to sample some fabulous scent they were
willing to sell me at very reasonable rate.
I probably would have agreed had I not received an e-mail warning of a
"Wanna smell this neat perfume?" scam.
The men continued to stand between parked cars, I guess to wait for
someone else to hit on.
I stopped a lady going towards them, pointing at them and told her
about how I was sent an e-mail at work about someone walking up to you
at the malls or
in parking lots and asking you to SNIFF PERFUME that they are selling
at a cheap price or at least compare to which one you like best.
THIS IS NOT PERFUME...IT IS ETHER!
When you sniff it, you'll pass out.
They'll take your wallet, your valuables and heaven knows what else.
If it were not for this e-mail, I probably would have sniffed the
'perfume' but thanks to the generosity of an e-mailing friend, I was
might have happened to me.
I wanted to do the same for you.
PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS AND PLEASE BE ALERT
AND BE AWARE.
IF YOU ARE A MAN AND RECEIVE THIS, PASS IT ON TO YOUR WOMEN FRIENDS.
Ladies, this happened to me yesterday and I didn't smell the perfume
either, thanks to this email.
This is true.
Believe me, I know.
I was over by Big Lots in the parking lot at lunch time when I was
So either day or night, it does not matter.
There were 3 guys together when I was approached.
I called the police when I got back to my desk.
Like the email says above, LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS - YOUR FRIENDS,
FAMILY, CO-WORKERS, whomever.
It helped me.
The first thing that popped into my head was this e-mail warning.
MAKE SURE YOUR DAUGHTERS KNOW